HC Deb 03 December 1930 vol 245 cc2236-7W
Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Minister of Transport whether, in drafting the transport regulations under the Road Traffic Act, 1930, he will consider the case of the travelling showman who is compelled to draw his living-caravan behind a heavy motor car in addition to a trailer with equipment or goods; whether he will so draft the regulations that in these few special cases the home-on-wheels of the travelling showmen may still be attached to the one trailer allowed under the Act; and whether he has considered the case of the showman who must have two living-caravans to accommodate his family and who desires to transport them with one heavy motor car but with no trailer attached?


The number of trailers which may be drawn by a motor vehicle on a highway is governed by Section 18 of the Road Traffic Act, 1930. That Section came into operation on 1st December, and under its provisions a heavy motor car cannot draw more than one trailer. I have no power to make regulations relaxing the requirements of this Section of the Act.